COVID-19: Iran extends prisoner furloughs, closure of holy sites amid coronavirus

COVID-19: Iran extends prisoner furloughs, closure of holy sites amid coronavirus

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-04-19 16:54

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo

DUBAI: Iran has extended furloughs for prisoners for another month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday (Apr 19), as the Islamic Republic endeavours to stem the spread of the new coronavirus in its crowded jails.

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